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10/28/2013 6:51:00 AM WIU chairman to talk about railroads at Bureau County history event
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The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Prior to dinner, a social hour will begin at 6 p.m. The cost of the BCHS dinner is $25 per person, and the deadline for reservations is Thursday, Oct. 31. The Underground Inn is handicapped accessible. For more information, contact the BCHS at (815) 875-2184.
PRINCETON — Simon Cordery, history department chairman at Western Illinois University, will speak at the Bureau County Historical Society’s annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Underground Inn, 219 S. Sixth St. in Princeton.
“A History of Illinois Railroads” will be the theme of Cordery’s presentation.
He will discuss the expansion of the railroad industry and how Illinois fits into the pattern of national railroad development. Cordery also will discuss Bureau County’s place in the history of Illinois railroads.
BCHS director Pam Lange said Cordery’s program delves back to railroad growth in the early 1800s. After attending a prior program of his, Lange said she knew she had to bring Cordery to Bureau County.
“We want to invite everyone to come out and hear about the railroads as they have been very important in our history,” Lange said. “It’s neat to see how they fit into the national picture.”
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